Dayton Art Institute “Tears of Stone” Show Opening

“Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered” opened at the Dayton Art Institute today. It is paired with “Call to Duty”, an exhibition of United States war posters from both world wars.

Banner announcing the two shows on the exterior of the Dayton Art Institute

Banner announcing the two shows on the exterior of the Dayton Art Institute

There was a Member’s Opening a few days ago, which was really fun, and which spoke to my appreciation of detail. Below is an example of the table decorations in the reception hall. Please note that this is an ammunition box with shells draped over it! DSC_2669

 

 

 

 

 

I had to make a short speech to the assembled masses:DSC_2686

Here are a few pictures of the “Tears” installation:DSC_2698 DSC_2702

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Laura Fisher (left) and Alex McClay (right), without whom I wouldn’t get half the work done that I do get done:DSC_2719

Dayton Daily News Article on “Tears of Stone” Exhibit

The Dayton Daily News (DDN) published an article on my upcoming “Tears of Stone” exhibition in last Sunday’s paper. Because the article is only available through subscription on the DDN’s website, I have posted it below. Many thanks to Features reporter Meredith Moss for her insightful and comprehensive writing.

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“Tears of Stone” at the Dayton Art Institute

My work on World War I remembrance, “Tears of Stone”, is being exhibited at the Dayton Art Institute (DAI) from July 4 through October 4. I was able to travel there a couple of weeks ago in order to help train the docents and the show looks fantastic. The walls are painted a deep stone-grey that has slight hints of brown in it, which ensures that they enhance the tone of the photographs beautifully.

Many thanks to the University of Cincinnati’s Professor Theresa Leininger-Miller for bringing my work to the attention of the DAI and to Curator Aimee Marcereau Degalan, who has been such a pleasure to work with.

Thanks, too, go to my two assistants, Laura Fisher and Alex McClay, without whose help I would not get much done!

Alex McClay and I prepare a print for the DAI exhibition

Alex McClay and I prepare a print for the DAI exhibition

The opening is in two days and I’ll post more about it after that.